1768 December 20 (Tuesday). Rode with Mrs. P________ to our Shrewsbury Corner. Visit Mr. William Nurse and Mr. Artemas Bruce’s Wife, who is very weakly and long confined. Dined at the Widow Smiths (or her son in Law, Child’s). She is still in a very distressed, melancholy, desponding state. I preached there (according to appointment last Lords Day). My Text was the forepart of Ps. 43 — to page 10 of the Discourse. As we returned we visited Mr. Moses Brigham who also is very weak and has not been at Meeting a great while. We supped there.